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Photo of the Day – 01/27/17 (“Thomas the Tonsorialist”, 1937)

Daily Photo — “Thomas the Tonsorialist, 1937”

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I love photos like these that are a snapshot of a place at a moment in time.  Even better, now that we have Google Maps and street view, we can see what they look like today and now much (or little) has changed.  This building is still standing, albeit without the second door at 19th & Bainbridge.– via Google.

Tonsorialist: “Of or pertaining to a barber or his work; often used humorously, as ‘a tonsorial artist’ or ‘tonsorialist’”

Spring 1937. “Barber shop at 19th and Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia.” If the twirling candystripes don’t pull you in, there’s always the psychedelic eyeball. Photo by Paul Vanderbilt for the Resettlement Administration. 

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Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 01/09/17 (Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Colin Campbell Cooper)

Daily Artwork — “Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain, Colin Campbell Cooper, 1905”

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Competed in 1881, the Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, PA served as a vital hub for traffic in and out of Center City.  It was razed in 1952 to make way for Penn Plaza (now One Penn Center) and a high-rise office complex.  A full history is located at The Philly History Blog.

This is the area today via Google Maps: Penn Center area (15th-18th streets and JFK BLVD to Market St.)

1905 — Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain.  Oil on Canvas.  Impressionism style.  Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937).  Payne Gallery (Moravian College), Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/07/16 (Abandoned Rooftop Quote)

Daily Photo — “Abandoned Rooftop Quote”

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From a rooftop of an abandoned building in North Philadelphia.

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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/1/14 (“Sickly Newsie”, 1910)

Daily Photo — “Sickly Newsie, 1910”

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June 1910. Philadelphia, Pa. “Michael McNelis, 8 years old, a newsboy. This boy has just recovered from his second attack of pneumonia. Was found selling papers in a big rainstorm today.” Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 8/16/13 (Birthplace of Old Glory (Betsy Ross House), 1900)

Daily Photo — “Birthplace of Old Glory (Betsy Ross House), 1900”

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Circa 1900. “Betsy Ross house, Philadelphia. Birthplace of Old Glory.” Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative.  
(It’s amazing how the area looks nothing like this anymore. The Samuel L. Drake Building is now a very nice courtyard you enter to tour the house, and Berger Bros. is also gone.  Here’s how it looks today from a similar angle. –NJB)

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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 8/13/13 (The Joy of Life, Henri Matisse)

Daily Artwork — “The Joy of Life, Henri Matisse, 1905-06”

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1905-06 — The Joy of Life. Oil on Canvas. Fauvism style. Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954). The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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Art of the Day – 6/28/13 (After a Sketch from Zurich, Paul Klee)

Daily Artwork — “After a Sketch from Zurich, Paul Klee, 1914”

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1914 — After a Sketch from Zurich. Watercolor on paper. Abstract Art style. Paul Klee (1879 – 1940). Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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